Definitely carry the way you feel comfortable but I have seen videos of a couple of common scenarios where having to take an extra second to rack the slide didn’t work out so well. And I can imagine quite a few more. Not to mention the scenarios where you don’t have an extra hand available to quickly rack the slide.
100% agree, plus there’s the argument that the gun could malfunction/misfeed anytime you have to rack a round.
“Wilder was out on bond at the time of the attack.”
Of course he was.
I can’t for the life of me figure out what new info could be added to this Saga!
We need conclusions and happy end
That would be until new info is added… I liked @Shamrock’s recent reply. There was also a recent video in a thread where the criminal was trying to rob someone. As the criminal got our of their vehicle with a handgun, he raised the gun and racked the slide. The victim immediately saw the threat and drew and fired before the perp had a chance to fire. The perp turned and ran back to the car. The driver had already begun to drive-off, but he was still able to get into the car. The take-away is that fast draw is irrelevant, unless one can hit the target. Luckily for the victim, just shooting at the perp made him turn and run.
I always carry with one in the chamber. You will not have time to chamber in a self defense situation. If a subject is far enough away for you to safely chamber a round, they are far enough away for you to get to safety. That’s my two cents from what I have gained from real world experience.
In my SA 1911, yes.
In my DA revolver, yes.
If I’m carrying it, there is a round in the chamber.
That was how they were designed to be carried into harms way.
I always have a chambered round and I also take it one step further; I do not buy handguns with safeties other than the trigger safety. When pulled from the holster it is ready to fire. The safety is the trigger finger
Active systems like home defense, edc, and truck guns warrant a pill in the box. Guns being stored like hunting rifles or collectibles should be cleaned and cleared.
Wouldn’t a grip safety qualify?
And, the firearm having one doesnt’ mean that you have to use it, no?
I think this could be even worse. If you train with a gun that has a safety, train with the safety, because if it inadvertently gets flipped on, your muscle memory will likely be confused on a critical draw, and that hesitation as you realize “oh… safety!” could be fatal.
Glock 43 DA one in the chamber at all times.
You have the rest of your life to rack the slide and chamber a round.
“Even when I’m cleaning.” lol
Yep. Just clean around it. Lol
At least you’re cleaning!
Some people say the safety is between your ears (brain).
I assure you that there is nothing between my ears.